Research Areas - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University

Research Areas


Atmospheric Sciences

We study extreme weather, climate change, and their impacts on both ecosystems and modern society.


Environmental Geoscience

We use biology, chemistry, geology, and physics to understand how the Earth System supports such a diversity of life and how human behavior is impacting this system.


Geology and Geophysics

We study the processes that shape our planet, from the building of mountains and oil-bearing sedimentary basins, to the flow of warm rocks and cold glaciers, to the triggering of earthquakes.


Planetary Science

We study the evolution of the solar system and how planets evolve over time due to impacts, tectonics, and atmospheric processes, with an eye to the potential for past and future habitability.

Research News

EAPS to Host GLOBE Student Research Symposium


EAPS is hosting one of six National Science Foundation-funded symposia to celebrate citizen science.

Dr. Filley to Lead Discovery Park's Center for the Environment as Interim Director


Effective July 1, Dr. Timothy Filley, professor of geochemistry and soil science in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences and the Department of Agronomy, will serve as the interim director of Discovery Park's Center for the Environment (C4E).

EAPS Graduate Students Recognized for Excellence in Teaching


Two EAPS graduate students have been recognized for excellence in graduate teaching.

Record day for EAPS during Purdue's fourth annual Day of Giving


The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is thrilled to announce that we received three deferred gifts yesterday totaling $800,000.

Dr. Bensman Receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award


Dr. Ed Bensman received the Distinguished Science Alumni award this Spring in recognition of his prestigious professional accomplishments.

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